Macular degeneration (AMD) is a common eye condition mainly affecting people over 60. It occurs when the macula (a small part of the retina that controls central vision) deteriorates, resulting in vision issues that make driving, reading, and other activities difficult.
E-Scoop glasses make it easier for people with macular degeneration to read by combining 5 different optical features to enhance a person’s remaining vision.
If you’ve been diagnosed with low vision, book an appointment with your IALVS low vision optometrist today.
What are E-Scoop Glasses?
E-Scoop glasses are specially designed glasses that combine five optical characteristics to enhance a patient’s vision.
They help the eye focus through the part with stronger vision and are least affected by macular degeneration.
The Benefits of E-Scoop Glasses for Macular Degeneration
E-Scoop glasses are portable and user-friendly. They’re lightweight and can be worn like regular prescription or reading glasses. In addition to your prescription, they enhance vision by providing magnification of images, making them easier to see.
Other features offered by E-Scoop glasses include custom tinting for protection against bright lights and the sun’s harmful UV rays, anti-reflective coating that reduces glare, and base curves and prisms that enlarge images and move light away from the damaged part of the retina.
The proprietary custom tint is especially effective for night driving by drastically reducing glare from on-coming headlights. The proprietary yellow tint is effective in improving contrast.
Your IALVS Low Vision Eye Doctor Can Help
Macular degeneration can cause significant vision loss, but with optical technology solutions like E-Scoop glasses, patients can see details more clearly and perform daily tasks more easily.
To learn more about how low vision aids and devices can help you stay active and independent, book an eye appointment with your IALVS optometrist today.